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Amherst, New Hampshire, USA

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Where is Amherst, New Hampshire, USA? 

Amherst, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA
...Like many New England towns, Amherst was the result of a land grant given to soldiers – in this case, to soldiers in 1728 who had participated in King Philip's War. Settled about 1733, it was first called "Narragansett Number 3", and then later "Souhegan Number 3." In 1741, settlers formed the Congregational church and hired the first minister. Chartered on 18 January 1760 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, the town was named for General Lord Amherst, who commanded British forces in North America during the French and Indian War...wikipedia


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Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - Horace Greeley Birth Place, Born Feb. 11, 1811. Amherst, New Hampshire
Amherst, New Hampshire, USA

Horace Greeley Birth Place, Born Feb. 11, 1811. Amherst, New Hampshire
Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - QUOHQUINNAPASSAKESSANANAGNOG River, Amherst, New Hampshire
Amherst, New Hampshire, USA

QUOHQUINNAPASSAKESSANANAGNOG River, Amherst, New Hampshire
Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - Postcard Post Office Square (1911)
Amherst, New Hampshire, USA

Postcard Post Office Square (1911)

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1859
AMHERST, the cap. of Hillsborough co. New Hampshire, 30 m. S of Concord, on the Souhegan, a branch...Read MORE...

News  1869 - Swept Away
AMHERST AND MT. VERNON.

Thousands of dollars will be needed to repair the damage done in this...Read MORE...

1916
Amherst, a post-village of Hillsboro co., N.H., is in Amherst township (town), about 28 miles S. by ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Barnard
flag  Robert Mansfield BARNARD (6 November 1788, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - 13 October 1863, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Blanchard
flag  Rebecca BLANCHARD (18 February 1779, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - , )

Burns
flag  Joshua BURNS (28 October 1777, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - 7 October 1821, Farmington, Connecticut, USA)

Cleaves
flag  Charles CLEAVES (1810, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - 25 May 1878, Medford, Massachusetts, USA)

Parker
flag  Adeline Wittemore PARKER (July 1827, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - 21 July 1901, San Francisco, California, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Adams
  Ursuala C. ADAMS (1826, - 21 March 1915, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)

Aiken
flag  Annis (Anne) AIKEN (4 April 1786, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA - 9 May 1865, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone

Batchelder
  Annie A. BATCHELDER (1849, - 10 June 1921, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)

Bieuvenne
  Pierre BIEUVENNE (1865, - 6 September 1905, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)

Blanchard
flag  Sarah BLANCHARD (2 August 1740, Dunstable, Massachusetts, USA - 29 March 1798, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone

Buzzell
  Irene B. BUZZELL (1901, - 29 December 1926, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)

Carkin
  John A. CARKIN (1869, - 6 January 1921, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)

Clark
flag  Edward G. CLARK (30 July 1851, , New Hampshire, USA - 15 October 1905, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)

Farley
  George Enoch FARLEY (6 February 1849, - 26 May 1913, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone

FARLEY
flag  Parker W. FARLEY (16 August 1820, Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA - 18 September 1910, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)

Gardner
flag  Charles Adam GARDNER (13 August 1841, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA - 5 December 1909, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)

Haley
  George W. HALEY (1841, - 29 December 1904, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)

Harmon
  Mary Elizabeth HARMON (2 May 1854, - 28 November 1913, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone

Hewitt
flag  Dana Van Ness HEWITT (18 July 1890, Franklin Falls, St Armand, Essex County, New York, USA - November 1977, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone

Hill
  Bradford A. HILL (1826, - 24 June 1914, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)

Hodgman
  Rodney HODGMAN (1831, - 25 September 1904, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)

Holbrook
  Frank D. HOLBROOK (1870, - 3 May 1915, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)
  Ralph HOLBROOK (1839, - 4 February 1917, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)

Lovejoy
  William Morgan LOVEJOY (8 March 1830, - 3 May 1891, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone

Lovewell
flag  Lucy LOVEWELL (12 January 1731, Dunstable, Massachusetts, USA - abt. 1775, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)

Moore
  Abbie A. MOORE (1858, - 14 March 1916, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)

Rockwood
  Susan Emma ROCKWOOD (1843, - 29 December 1911, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)

Rogers
  Thomas I. S. ROGERS (1819, - 9 May 1900, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)

Shedd
  Martha J. SHEDD (1861, - 1 September 1914, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)

Tenney
  Emma S. TENNEY (1861, - 11 February 1918, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1834
Franklin PIERCE (23 November 1804 - 8 October 1869) & Jane M APPLETON (12 March 1806 - 2 December 1863)
married 19 November 1834
 

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